The Swell-Form Graphics Machine is a simple, fast, and low-cost method of creating stunning tactile maps, diagrams, text, and graphics. This machine has revolutionized the process of creating these tactile images.
HOW IT WORKS:
Using the special Swell-Touch paper, simply print onto this paper as you normally would through your standard printer or copy machine (we recommend a laser printer/copier, as it creates finer lines). Once the desired image is onto the Swell-Touch paper, run this paper through the Swell-Form Graphics Machine. As it goes through this machine, the heat reacts with the black ink (only the black ink, no colors) and causes it to "swell" or puff up, creating the tactile image. The rest of the paper and any colors will remain flat.
Instead of using a printer or copier, a user can also draw directly onto this paper using a special black marker. The process is the exact same— as soon as it goes through the machine and reacts with the heat, the black ink will "swell".
Unique to this machine is it auto-starts and stops and it produces consistent superb quality results every time. As soon as it's turned on, it's ready to go. There is no waiting time or warm-up period. The machine and the accompanying paper are safe, user-friendly, and non-hazardous.
Swell-Touch Paper can also be used with other tactile image enhancers available.
Paper Sizes available:
11 x 11.5"
8.5 x 11"
11 x 17"
Voltage: 120V or 240V
Weight: 15 pounds
Comes with a 2-year manufacturer's warranty on parts
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